Rolling On The River, Shawnee Riverfest III Announces New Attraction R2R, and the Largest Roster To Date

R2R, aka Race to Riverfest, is set to kick off the Shawnee Riverfest III concert, a 6 hour event to benefit the E Stroudsburg Salvation Army with a whopping 10 Artists!
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Bobby Syvarth
Bobby Syvarth
May 21, 2014 - PRLog -- NJ, NY, PA -- CILA llc Management in partnership with Wells Fargo and Pocono 96.7 FM are proud to announce a new attraction of R2R, aka Race to Riverfest, to this year's Shawnee Riverfest III Concert. "Many business are looking at R2R as a great way to participate in SR III, have fun, and give back to the community at the same time.  We are so Thankful to Shawnee Inn and Golf for the donation of the 10 canoes that will make up the race, every year Shawnee Inn amazes us with their support, and belief in this event," says Gil Coronado of CILA llc Management.  The winners of the R2R, will be brought up on the Shawnee Riverfest Stage, and awarded a prize by one of our sponsors, and this will be the kick of to the 6 hour free concert, featuring the largest Shawnee Riverfest Roster to date with a whopping 10 acts.

The artists that round up this year's SR III, include Mind State with smooth Rhythm and Blues and Hip Hop, Nick Stefanacci bringing some classic and modern Jazz, Bobby Syvarth with an adult contemporary vibe and tracks from his forthcoming CD, Cristina Tiana with a up-tempo pop sound and Fusia Dance Company entertaining attendees with elaborate dance numbers.

Shawnee Riverfest III Roster also includes Mario Sebastian-Solo Artist/ Lead Guitarist to Marc Anthony, who will take a break from touring, to support Shawnee Riverfest III.  Mario brings to SR III his sound, which emboddies the new breed of emerging bilingual Pop/ Rock Artists.  In 2013, Mario performed with many high profile recording artists including Thalia, Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, and for President Obama at the 2013 Inauguration.  With all this success, Mario wanted to give back in a way he could, through his music.  He plans to bring his band and perform music from his upcoming project.  He even lended his hit song "End of Time" to the popular 'Tu Voz con Christina Radio Show' on Pocono 96.7 FM, and even appeared as a guest.

Nashville recording artist and BMI songwriter Kendall Phillips joins the Shawnee Riverfest Roster. Kendall Phillips is a former American Idol contestant and was the runnerup on the NBC show Country Showdown. She has just come off her national radio tour promoting her debut single "You Should Know", which recently charted at #3 on the Power Source TOP 20 chart and broke the HOT 100 Country Chart on MUSIC ROW.

Kendall Phillips is excited to join the Shawnee Riverfest roster, saying, "I'm really looking forward to being a part of this year's Shawnee Riverfest.  I have such wonderful fans in the area and I'm really happy to be able to do something to give back to the community that's so openly embraced me and my music."  Kendall will share her heart while she performs her new single "My Heart Belongs in The Poconos" during Shawnee Riverfest III.

Mike Frank and Friends are excited to join Shawnee Riverfest III.  Mike Frank & Friends is a NJ/NY-based modern rock/jam band that incorporates a diverse blend of styles to create a musical experience second to none. Mike Frank’s lyrics spotlight seemingly small, yet significant moments in life, while the full band generates a large musical presence that takes you by the hand and leads you into a familiar dance. Each live performance is personalized with several improvisational segments, which take each song to a higher climax. Influences include Moe, Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix.

VALENTINA is a local duet group consisting of Kelly Keegan and Shara Tallada.  VALENTINA is an adult contemporary duet, that sings songs from the heart.  VALENTINA's sounds and music are inspired by some of the great female singers Mariah Carey, Adele, Whitney Houston, as well as Broadway leading ladies Idina Menzel, Kristen Chenoweth and even Lea Michelle.

Shawnee Playhouse Cast- Will perform numbers from their upcoming show "Ring Of Fire." From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. More than two dozen classic hits—including I Walk The Line, A Boy Named Sue, Folsom Prison Blues, and the title tune—performed by a multi-talented cast, paint a musical portrait of The Man in Black that promises to be a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a uniquely American legend! Though he is never impersonated, Johnny Cash's remarkable life story is told through his music, climaxing in a concert that will both move and exhilarate!

Shawnee Riverfest III's guest speaker will be State Repesentative Rosemary Brown who says ""Shawnee Riverfest offers wonderful entertainment every year at a beautiful venue, all while giving back to one of the most amazing non- profits in our county, The Salvation Army. It's a great way for families to enjoy some time together and give back to the community."  This will be State Representative Rosemary Browns second appearance at Shawnee Riverfest.

Shawnee Riverfest III is proudly sponsored by Wells Fargo,  Pocono 96.7, Shawnee Inn and Golf, One Main Financial, Sherman Theater, The Poconos Mountains Visitors Bureau, Price Chopper, Latino Espectacular Magazine, Hop Til You Drop, CILA llc Management, WNTI, WDLC, and WYNY.  Particpating vendors are Shawnee Inn, Ming Garden, Kitchen Chemistry, Inti Cuisine, and more to be announced.  Hosts of Shawnee Riverfest III are Gary Smith and Elisa Chase of the popular "Gary in the Morning Show", and Christina Luna of the surprise hit show, "Tu Voz con Christrina", both on Pocono 96.7 Fm.

The Historic Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is located in Shawnee On The Delaware, PA off Interstate 80 at PA Exit 310.  This event will be held rain or shine at the River Sanctuary on the green lawne of the resort with the picturesque backdrop of the wild and scenic Delaware River.  Event admission and parking is free.

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in HIS name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States.  Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food to the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, out reach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underpriviledged children.  82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out these services in 5,000 communities nationwide.
Who: General Public and Press
What: Shawnee Riverfest III
When: Sunday July 13th, 2014 from 12-7 pm
"Race to Riverfest" 12 noon- 1:00 pm Shawnee Riverfest Concert 1:00-7:00pm
Where: Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, 100 Shawnee on The Delaware, Shawnee PA 570-424-4000
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Admission for Shawnee Riverfest Concert: Free (donations suggested)
Race to Riverfest Contestants: $25 pp

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